Yorkville Mayor Anthony Leone explained the history of this situation today and provided some insight into the future of this ongoing issue. "Initially we started talk with the Oneida County Sheriff's Department, that actually started, next month it will be two years that we started." It's been an ongoing debate between the people and government representatives. In tough economic times local leaders are forced to do more with less. In the case of Yorkville they are trying to cut costs but still provide a key service to the community. "I learned a long time ago that once you give somebody something you can't take it away. We have police protection now and I know the residents want it in the future. But if there's a way I can save money and still provide that protection we need to look at it, that's our job." This issue has been a controversial one for nearly a decade and this is the second time Yorkville has thought about consolidating, one Yorkville man says he is in favor of it. "I believe in the consolidation, I know there's a lot of controversy but times being as tough as they anytime we can save money, it's appreciated. It's been dragging out, they need to come to an understanding and they're either yes or no and finalize it." Some argue without the police department Yorkville loses a sense of community, but others feel it's about saving money. "They still want the police protection but everyone's looking to save some tax money and with the 2% property tax cap the Governors put on us, it's going to be tough to make our budget next year and we need to look at other ways." The people of Yorkville will have the final say in this matter... Mayor Leone tells me that he is trying to organize a vote in December.